Bold, brash, and nicknamed “The Louisville Lip” in his early days, boxing’s only 3-time Lineal Heavyweight Champion of the World Muhammad Ali (56-5-0, 37KO) certainly had the stones to back up his words, and he did it all in style. Continue reading “The Most Recognizable, Influential Athlete of All Time – And the Greater Legacy Beyond in Pop Culture”
(Memorabilia photos collected by Don Ankofski)
Written by Tré Berry III | 01/15/2021
On this date, 🗓️January 15th, 1990, former World Heavyweight Champion “Big” George Foreman (64-2-0, 60KO👊👊) at the age of 41 cemented the serious nature of his comeback bid, as he obliterated well-respected Heavyweight Gerry Cooney (28-2-0, 24KO👊) in devastating fashion inside of two rounds that was the start to a change of the narrative regarding George’s standing in what was a brand new era. Continue reading “Pundits, Laugh No More – Foreman On the Comeback Trail Destroys Cooney and Makes People Believers”
Written by Tré Berry III | 01/14/2021
On this date, January 14th, 1979, RING/WBC Welterweight Champion of the World “King” Carlos Palomino (27-1-3, 15KO👊) came into this bout, having a firm stranglehold over the ⚖️147 lb. division for 3 years dating back to the year 1976. Accompanying Palomino to the ring on this night was gifted prodigy 🇺🇸🇵🇷Wilfred “El Radar” Benitez (36-0-1, 24KO👊), who had already left his mark in the sport by becoming the youngest ever to win a Title after beating the great 🇨🇴Antonio Cervantes at Junior-Welterweight. Continue reading “The Two Prideful World Champions Collide in San Juan, Puerto Rico (Carlos Palomino vs Wilfred Benitez)”
On this date, January 6th, 1970, reigning RING/WBC World Featherweight Champion Johnny Famechon (54-4-6, 20KO👊) of France (by way of Australia), would seek to defend his title against legendary Japanese former 2-division RING Champion, Masahiko “Fighting” Harada (55-6-0, 22KO👊), seeking to become a true “Triple-Crown winner” after winning Titles at ⚖️112, and 118 lbs. Continue reading “Having a Second Crack At It – Johnny Famechon and Fighting Harada Go to Duel in Their 1970 Rematch”
Exactly 100 years ago to the day 🗓️(December 14th, 1920), the legendary “Manassa Mauler” Jack Dempsey defended his World Heavyweight Title for the second time in his run as he defeated Bill Brennan by way of 12th round knockout. Dempsey won the Championship one year prior by destroying Jess Willard, putting him down a total of 7 times in the first round, and forcing his corner to quit in the corner after round 3. Dempsey went on to secure his legacy, defending his Title 5 times before relinquishing his crown to Gene Tunney.